Mandy was actually surprised when Amanda, who is graduating this year, announced that she wanted to join the pageant. Amanda told her that she got inspired by 2012 Bb Pilipinas Universe Janine Mari Tugonon who was proclaimed 1st runner-up in the 2012 Miss Universe beauty pageant in Las Vegas, USA on December 19, 2012.
I've known Amanda since she was a baby and I must tell you that she has bloomed from a tall, somewhat shy girl to a confident young woman.
|in a Filipiniana|
|Proud mom Mandy|
|Arielle Arida (photo by Entervrexworld)|
|with the proud ninangs|
Kudos to Amanda! Among the 50 candidates, she made it to the top 15!!! And congratulations to candidate #41, 24-year old Arielle Arida from Laguna who was crowned Bb Pilipinas Universe.